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Wed May 6, 2020, 11:03 PM

The joy of a new yard - gardening during COVID - just posted my latest blog, lots of pics

Flower pics, dog pics, plant pics (and one "me" pic!)

https://www.craiglehoullier.com/blog1/2020/5/6/where-did-the-month-go-it-is-past-time-for-a-blog-garden-progress-seedling-sales-various-news

We are finding quite a difference between gardening in rapidly steamy Raleigh and quite cool Hendersonville NC - and it is all quite wonderful.

Social distancing is easy in a big back yard with endless stuff to plant!

We really got lucky being able to find a house, buy a house and sell a house all between early November and late March....

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Reply The joy of a new yard - gardening during COVID - just posted my latest blog, lots of pics (Original post)
NRaleighLiberal May 6 OP
elleng May 6 #1
MLAA May 6 #2
NRaleighLiberal May 6 #3
MLAA May 6 #5
tblue37 May 6 #4
Bayard May 6 #6
Baitball Blogger May 7 #7
DonaldsRump May 7 #8
calimary May 7 #9
LiberalLoner May 7 #10
Vinca May 7 #11
trueblue2007 May 8 #12
hibbing May 11 #13

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:07 PM

1. Great!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:17 PM

2. Wow gorgeous!

I have my first garden. One raised bed with cantaloupe, radishes, onions and tomatoes. One raised box for sweet potatoes. I am enjoying it immensely. Iím on probation...if I do well with these two beds I may add another. My husband overheard me talking to the plants and now calls me the radish whisperer 🙂

https://imgur.com/dw5l6IR

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Response to MLAA (Reply #2)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:20 PM

3. if you ever need tomato seeds, let me know

I've got a little selection of a few thousand varieties!



nice set up you have there!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:25 PM

5. I will take you up on that next year!

Everything is thriving after two weeks except one strawberry plant. Itís leaves at the bottom all turned white and brown. I might have over watered it. Though the one next to it is beautiful. I hope it holds on.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:23 PM

4. Lovely! nt

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:48 PM

6. Very impressive!

I'm just hoping I don't have to re-plant my tomatoes and peppers for the third time. Seventies last week, back down to low 30's at night now.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:26 AM

7. What a treat!

Thank you for sharing.

My newest longshot is trying to sow the seeds from the sugar bomb tomatoes I purchased from the grocers. Any tips on growing tomatoes? Actually looked complicated based on the video I saw, which required bending part of the lower stem into the dirt.

Also, I did the bury technique with store purchased potatoes that I tried to grow and lost 50% of the yield. The plants didn't continue to grow once buried.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:34 AM

8. Now I know to whom to turn for advice!

My wife and I are getting into permaculture, and I just bought our daughter a hydroponic gardening kit for her birthday.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 02:13 AM

9. VERY nice!

That's you? Impressive! Love those hay bale arrangements - what a terrific idea!

Good gardening to you! Not growing any foodstuffs myself, but I put in a couple of lilac bushes, one in each of the past two years. And they are ALL happening now! Glorious!

My tulips did not do well. Only one set came up again. The rest, I guess, fed the moles and gophers over the winter... Oh well.

But my little magnolia tree that my daughter gave me for Christmas three years ago has doubled in height!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 08:54 AM

10. Very nice! Thank you for posting this!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 03:25 PM

11. Your straw bale raised gardens are great! And so are your dogs.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 03:19 PM

12. YOUR GARDEN IS WONDERFUL !!!! Hubby and i live on a Floating home.... (I GARDEN IN CONTAINERS)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 08:50 PM

13. Beautiful n/t

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